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How long can the rabies virus survive in pool water (salt water)?

How long can the rabies virus survive in pool water (salt water)?

Minimal time: Rabies virus does not live outside of a living host. It's transmitted by the infected saliva from a bite going into the next victim. I would not be too worried about getting it from swimming. Major carrier in states is often bats. If you fished one out of the pool it's unlikely to have left the virus behind. ...Read more

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How long must you do salt water washes after a circumcision?

How long must you do salt water washes after a circumcision?

Ask the surgeon: Surgeons have their own post-op instructions and may differ from my advice. ...Read more

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How long after extraction of a second molar should I rinse with salt water?

How long after extraction of a second molar should I rinse with salt water?

24 hours after: You can gently rinse the area with warm salt water after meals and before bed time. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long do you wait to rinse with salt water after tooth extraction?

I'm wondering how long do you wait to rinse with salt water after tooth extraction?

Rinse: Rinsing often cause the blood clots to be lost, which then causes dry socket. So rinse with extreme caution. It is often better not to rinse at least until the blood clot forms nicely. This will take about 24-48 hours. If you are on a certain medication, this may take longer. Once you see the clotted blood, you may rinse, but please be careful not to spit much, and just let the water drain out. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to begin salt-water rinse after wisdom tooth removal?

How long do I wait to begin salt-water rinse after wisdom tooth removal?

24 hours: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put a teaspoon of salt in a juice glass of warm water. Swish for 1-2 minutes and then spit out gently. Do this 3-4 times a day for a few days. These rinses help to soothe the sore gums and promote their healing at the extraction sites. ...Read more

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How long do you rinse with salt water after a tooth extraction, before resuming brushing?

How long do you rinse with salt water after a tooth extraction, before resuming brushing?

1-2 days: You can and should resume brushing after 1 day but avoid any irritated areas and rinse with salt water. ...Read more

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Gum sore/slightly swollen from being poked by sharp piece of a chip. Using salt-water rinses & brushing gently. What else can I do? How long to heal?

Gum sore/slightly swollen from being poked by sharp piece of a chip. Using salt-water rinses & brushing gently. What else can I do? How long to heal?

Short healing time: Keep mouth scrupulously clean (floss daily, brush 2x/day for 2 fulminates by the clock. Dab Orajel or Orabase-B onto sore spot with q-tip. Take Ibuprofen as per package directions. If still a problem in a week, see your Dentist. ...Read more

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Is a homemade salt water wash effective for Blepharitis? The OTC eyelid cleansers are bit for pricey for long term daily use

Baby shampoo: You can use heat pack over the eye to open up oil gland pores, then use diluted baby shampoo to clean the eye lashes while the eyes are closed. Nutritionally, drink more fluid, eat omega 3 essential fatty acid (nuts, wild fish, flax seed, or chia seeds) and avoid junk food. ...Read more

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It takes how long for lung to return to it's normal capacity after severe salt water inhalation syndrome that require ICU admission and MV?

It takes how long for lung to return to it's normal capacity after severe salt water inhalation syndrome that require ICU admission and MV?

Depends: Some people recover quickly, while others take much longer or do not fully recover. It's best to follow closely with the doctor and have periodic xray and lung function test. Hopefully within a month or two. ...Read more

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After a tooth extraction, how long do I have to wait before I can stop rinsing my mouth with salt water?

After a tooth extraction, how long do I have to wait before I can stop rinsing my mouth with salt water?

Check with your dent: Check with your dentist. He or she knows your situation best. A simple phone call should give you the answer. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. Surgeon says I am healing very well and should continue the salt water rinses. How long do I keep doing the rinses?

Wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. Surgeon says I am healing very well and should continue the salt water rinses. How long do I keep doing the rinses?

Keep site clean: You want to keep surgical site free of food and debris until healed. Salt water okay as is mouth wash. NO SMOKING...As sites heal they will be less of a food trap. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?

How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?

Wisdom tooth: You can change to your regular mouthwash after a few days as long as you are not having a lot of pain or swelling. Contact the extracting dentist if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Sore throat and neck pain x 2 days. Now right ear is bothering me. Gargling salt water, taking tylenol (acetaminophen). How long do I wait before going to my doctor?

Sore throat and neck pain x 2 days. Now right ear is bothering me. Gargling salt water, taking tylenol (acetaminophen). How long do I wait before going to my doctor?

If significant sore: Throat especially with swollen lymph nodes, exudates & enlarged, beefy red tonsils - you could see your doctor's office tomorrow for a strep throat test/ culture. It would save you $ - as compared to going to the er. ...Read more

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What does salt water do for a cut?

What does salt water do for a cut?

It has a: Germ killing effect and can help to reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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Can salt water cure my dandruff?

Can salt water cure my dandruff?

No: Over the counter dandruff shampoo will help in controlling dandruff.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could salt water help an abscess?

Can you help? Could salt water help an abscess?

To a degree: Rinsing and swishing with hot salt water be beneficial in relieving symptoms of an infection, but is usually not curative.
Usually, the source of the abscess (a bacterial infection) has to be eliminated. This can require a combination of antibiotics and maybe a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How much salt water am I supposed to gargle for a toothache?

How much salt water am I supposed to gargle for a toothache?

Salt water: Salt water is a good healing rinse for gum inflammation, post-surgery, and mouth sores. I would recommend 1 tablespoon in 1/2 cup of hot water then roll it in mouth for 30 seconds then spit. However salt water will not help a toothache unless it is caused by the gums. ...Read more

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If people are allergic to salt, are they allergic to salt water?

If people are allergic to salt, are they allergic to salt water?

No such thing: Not sure there is any data to support the existence of a 'salt' allergy. ...Read more

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Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

Can I use salt water as mouthwash?

Short term: Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed. Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel ...Read more

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How do I cure cold sores? Salt water?

How do I cure cold sores? Salt water?

Lysine: Lysine is an Amino Acid and harmless. You can probably get it at a health food store. Take one tablet or capsule a day until it clears. ...Read more

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Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

Can you soak a wound in epsom salt water?

Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Does gargling with salt water help TMJ pain?

Does gargling with salt water help TMJ pain?

Tmj pain: Salt water gargling may help cleanse tonsils and throat tissues and thereby relieve tightness or pressure but if there is muscle imbalance and/or joint dysfunction, there would be no long term benefits. Consult with a dentist who understands function. ...Read more

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